Pôr do Sol Apartment in Areias de Porches, Senhora da Rocha/Alporchinhos, Porches, Central Algarve - Enviable Corner Position In Quiet Location, A Short Stroll Away From 2 Beaches
About Valerie Ross
I work as a Legal PA and enjoy travelling, learning languages, eating out and walking.
Valerie Ross purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Valerie Ross chose Porches
We just fell immediately in love with the Algarve - the wonderful climate, the beauty of its cliffs, its beaches, its stunning sunsets, and the food, especially the fresh fish and salads, and the friendly and welcoming people. Having viewed many other properties, we knew what we were looking for - somewhere quiet and relaxing but not remote, somewhere where we could walk to the restaurants and beach. We wanted a low building, not high rise, with a bit of character, and we didn't want a large development with too many apartments. A sea view was also on the wish list, but we weren't holding out too much hope that we would be able to achieve that. When we arrived at Areias de Porches and saw the brand new apartment that we were to name Por do Sol, we just knew immediately it was for us. It ticked all the boxes and more!
What makes this Apartment unique
Por do Sol apartment being on the edge of the small development has some of the best panoramic views, with the sea to the front and the countryside to the side. Situated on the upper floor, there is more privacy.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enjoyed our stay very much. Ideally situated in the heart of the Algarve, we experienced the entire area.
Thank you so much, Robert, for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Kind regards Valerie
Por do sol Apartment, Porches, Algarve
Excellent position. Fantastic views. The apartment is home from home with everything that you need. clean with a luxury bathroom and air conditioning a must this time of year. Fully equipped kitchen, spacious and comfortable living/dining room. welcome drinks pack and good directions and access instructions. Plentiful and easy parking.The site is very safe and controlled by security. The owner Valerie replied within 10 minutes when we had problems with the TV. The shops, restaurants and beautiful beaches are within walking distance. We could not fault it and would definitely come back here and highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and loved the apartment and area. Kind regards, Valerie.
Apartment with a Wow factor
We spent 2wks in this beautiful apartment with all you could want.Fresh,clean and full of charm.2 balconies with all day sunshine,what a bonus,we would say this apartment had / has the best views in the complex. A lovely added touch, the welcome pack on arrival which we were very grateful of after our long journey south.Valerie and Sandy (owners ) provided much appreciated info on thing to do,see,restaurants,shops,including a well catalogued folder .on how all things work in the apartment (husband was very impressed ).This was a very relaxing location so easy to get around,supermarkets,restaurants all in walking distance. Customer service second to none, we would/ will definitely recommend this property and we will definitely be back.
Thank you so much. What a lovely review! It makes us really happy to hear how much guests appreciate and enjoy the apartment and area.
Great Holiday !
Booking the apartment was easy and Valerie was very helpful throughout - highly recommended.
The apartment was comfortable, clean, modern and exactly as detailed (sea views from balconies were perfect for enjoying a pre dinner G&T!), while the wider complex was also lovely and quiet. The beaches and supermarket are within easy walking distance, as is Armacao de Pera (5 or so Euros in a taxi). This means there are plenty of restaurants / bars etc (handy guest book contained details and recommendations), but the apartment itself is nice and quiet and so it’s the best of both worlds.
We look forward to returning in the future.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Beautiful apartment, with fantastic sea views. Everything was clean and fresh when we arrived and had a welcome pack of water, wine, milk, tea and coffee. Lovely location with beaches - easy walking distance and pool outside your door. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Useful folder of information available in apartment and owners were very helpful during the booking process. Easy transfer from Faro. Very relaxing holiday. Would love to return.
Thank you so much for your lovely review - it's good that you had a relaxing holiday.
The standard of the apartment was excellent. Within easy walking distance to beautiful beaches and several lovely restaurants and bars. Customer service could not have been better. Nothing was too much bother. Information provided regarding local town and amenities was extremely helpful and accurate. Will be going back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the apartment to others.
Many thanks for your lovely review - we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay
Special interest holidays:
Pôr do Sol apartment is centrally located in the Algarve - ideal for golfing, sightseeing, beaches and relaxation. It is perfectly situated for walkers - being a few minutes walk from stunning cliff top walks that stretch for mile after mile and offer views of the dramatic rock formations, caves and numerous secluded beaches. It is also situated a few hundred yards from the Algarve Coastal Cycle Route, which runs the full length of the Algarve coast from the Spanish Border to Cape St Vincent, the most south westerly point of Europe.
Arguably two of the Algarve's most beautiful beaches, Praia Nova and Praia Senhora da Rocha are situated a short stroll away from the apartment. The beaches are accessible one to the other via a tunnel under the rocks, on which stands the picturesque fisherman's Chapel Nossa Senhora da Rocha. A 25 minute walk from the apartment is the popular sandy beach at Armacao de Pera, which at 4km long is one of the longest stretches of beach in the Algarve.
Faro airport is a straight-forward 35 miles (40 minutes) drive from the airport along the A22 motorway.
Car hire is definitely not necessary - although we recommend hiring a car to take advantage of all the attractions of the Algarve.
Faro airport 35 miles (40 mins drive), Albufeira 11 miles, Portimao 12 miles, Alvor 15 miles, Carvoeiro 7 miles. Silves 10 miles. Monchique 24 miles. Villamoura 23 miles. Lagos 23 miles.
Porches is located right in the centre of the Algarve coast. Situated in a quiet village location but less than 5 minutes drive or 25 minutes walk from Armacao de Pera and 15 minutes drive from the popular resorts of Albufeira, Portimao, Alvor and Carvoeiro. Porches is famous for its terracotta pottery and is a wonderful Portuguese village with arguably two of the best Blue Flag beaches on the Algarve, which are often frequented by the rich and famous. Close by is a fantastic luxury hotel, which offers five-star facilities including a spa and beauty treatments. There are a wide choice of restaurants and bars both at the beach and within the village. 15 minutes drive from Algarve Shopping, a large mall with stores, designer fashion boutiques, a hypermarket and food hall, multi-screen cinema, restaurants and bowling alley. An excellent selection of restaurants, two supermarkets and local shops are within walking distance of the apartment. Ideally situated for all the local attractions of the Algarve - its multitude of golf courses, water parks, zoos etc. Aqualand, Slide & Splash and Zoomarine are all within a 10 minute drive.